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China’s tech giants promise speculation-free NFTs – TechCrunch

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The future of non-fungible tokens is getting more clarity in China as the country’s tech giants come together to formulate standards for the nascent industry. The China Cultural Industry Association, along with Tencent, Ant Group, Baidu, and others, jointly issued...

Instagram tests ditching video posts in favor of Reels – TechCrunch

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Instagram is testing a change that turns video posts into Reels, the company confirmed to TechCrunch. The company says the change, which is currently being tested with select users around the world, is part of Instagram’s plan to simplify...

Visby Medical tests positive for a Series E extension at $1B+ valuation – TechCrunch

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Medical diagnostics company Visby Medical raised $100 million in a Series E round earlier this year. Today, the company told me it extended that round by an additional $35 million at the same valuation as the rest of the...

Nikola delays shareholder meeting to drum up support to issue more shares – TechCrunch

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Troubled electric truck maker Nikola adjourned its annual meeting to July 18, giving the company time to lobby shareholders to pass a money-raising measure to issue more shares of common stock. Nikola said the proposal is crucial to support the...

Micropyramid lenses triple the light that hits solar panels – TechCrunch

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Stacks of teeny lenses that look like inverted pyramids could juice up solar panels, helping them capture more light from any angle on both sunny and overcast days. Solar panels perform best in direct sunlight, which is why some solar...

OpenSea, an NFT marketplace, revealed email data breach that may have affected 1.8M users...

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Crypto wants its own iPhone – TechCrunch

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Image Credits: TechCrunch Apple’s relative hostility to the desires of crypto developers hasn’t gone unnoticed and as the industry buckles down for a bear market, some of its proponents are pushing forward plans to rebuild the iPhone with their own...

Binance taps TikTok’s mostly silent superstar Khaby Lame to explain how crypto works –...

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Khaby Lame is quite literally on top of the world (if TikTok follower counts are the world). After attending his first VidCon and surpassing Charli D’Amelio as the most followed TikToker, the Italian-Senegalese comedian signed on as an ambassador...

What to look for when hiring a growth marketing agency – TechCrunch

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Jonathan Martinez Contributor Jonathan Martinez is a former YouTuber, UC Berkeley alum and growth marketing nerd who's helped scale Uber, Postmates, Chime and various startups. More posts by this contributor How to improve retention, growth marketing’s golden metric When and how to hire your...

Warehouse Wars – TechCrunch

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Welp. Three straight weeks of work travel amid a seemingly endless pandemic finally caught up with me. Forgive me, as I’m writing this under the influence of green tea and antivirals, so thank you in advance to the regularly...

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Mobility 2022 pitch-off! – TechCrunch

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TechCrunch is excited to announce Swyft Cities won the TechCrunch Sessions: Mobility 2022 pitch-off and is fast-tracked into the Battlefield 200 at TechCrunch Disrupt...

Counting for Amazon’s Alabama and Staten Island union votes begins next week – TechCrunch

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It’s been a predictably wild ride for unionization efforts at Amazon’s Bessemer, Alabama fulfillment center. After a hard-fought battle, the retail giant emerged victorious...

Sayata adds $35M to Series A for business insurance – TechCrunch

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Insurance broker and carrier marketplace Sayata took in $35 million in additional funds toward its Series A after raising $17 million in funds last...

Oura’s new CEO discusses the future of the smart ring – TechCrunch

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Tom Hale gestures as speaks, revealing an Apple Watch on one arm and an Oura Ring on the other. When I point out the...

Amazon says it will stop accepting UK-issued Visa credit cards on January 19th –...

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Amazon has escalated its fight with Visa: Starting on January 19th, 2022, the e-commerce giant will stop accepting Visa credit cards issued in the...